The Phoenix Economy: Work, Life, and Money in the New Not Normal (Hardcover)
Combining history, anthropology, sociology, psychology, urbanism, and climate science, The Phoenix Economy tackles the most pressing and vexing questions about what American society and its economy will look like in a post-pandemic future.
As America and the world emerge from the Covid crisis in fits and starts, we find ourselves in a strange new world. The devastation wrought by the pandemic is all around us, and we need a way to grasp the consequences of it.
In The Phoenix Economy, award-winning journalist Felix Salmon explores the trends—economic, social, political, and more—coming out of the pandemic and their ramifications, helping readers to make sense of the most disorienting and devastating event of our lifetimes. Specifically, Salmon examines five foundational factors that have been transformed by the pandemic era: Time, Space, Risk, Wellness, and Globalism.
His keen observations, backed by a deep understanding of financial markets and the quirks of human behavior, make The Phoenix Economy an insightful read, vividly narrated by Salmon, whose unusual perspective on human and economic events has been well regarded by his longtime readers for years. This first book, enriched with Salmon’s considerable analytical and observational skills, will be eagerly read by his fans and anyone who wants a better grasp on the near and long-term effects of this new era.
The Phoenix Economy is the essential playbook for understanding what just happened and what lies ahead—for communities, companies, financial markets, and generations to come.